Louisa Cann

Brief Life History of Louisa

When Louisa Cann was born about 1853, in Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Loran D. Cann, was 47 and her mother, Mary Jane Goudey, was 45. She lived in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871.

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Loran D. Cann
Mary Jane Goudey
Adelaide Murry Cann
Louisa Cann
about 1853–
Mary Elizabeth Cann
Elizabeth Mary Cann
Harriet Jane Cann
Loran D. Cann
Almira Flint Cann
Stayley Brown Cann
Miner Chipman Cann
Edward Bennett Cann

Sources (1)

  • Louiesa Cann in household of Loran Cann, "Canada Census, 1871"

World Events (6)




British Columbia joins the confederation.

1909 · First Canadian Flight

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Cann, a place in Dorset, named from Old English canna ‘can, cup’, used in the transferred sense of a deep valley, or a topographic name from the same word used elsewhere in southwestern England. Alternatively, from Middle English canne ‘can, vessel’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name denoting a maker of vessels for holding liquids.

Irish: shortened form of McCann .

Americanized form of German Kann and Kahn .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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